Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.31.12

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

Ephesians 5:25 

Pray
Father thank You for the love You share with me. That love overflows into the lives of other people I love and grow to love increasingly. Father let me love as deep and with as strong a commitment as Your son Jesus loves. Let me see the world as You intend, and let me approach life as You command. In Your name I pray for courage as I take my next step towards being more like Jesus. Amen.

Reflection
Imagine how life would be, how our world would be if men and women truly loved each other with the purpose, passion, devotion, honesty, conviction, and commitment as Jesus loves us. Think of a world without infidelity, abuse, dishonesty, violence, and cruelty. That would be a world that really represented God’s Kingdom. How can we impact our personal lives if we made an effort to be honest, faithful, committed, loving, and caring? Think about it and then share your thoughts. Enjoy your last day of January! Let’s get ready for February!!!

Love, 

Natasha 

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.30.12

Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. 

John 10:37 

Pray
Father as You continue to mold me, let me see the err in my ways, and fill my heart with the courage to fix my wrongs and work passionately to never repeat them. Free me Father from having a forked tongue, speaking one way that appears righteous and good, then moments later having the vocabulary of the vilest of people. 

I want to be more like Jesus, more like Moses, more like Joshua, Miriam, Bathsheba, and other honorable followers of Your light. I don’t want to just say I’m a Christian, take part in Christian activities, or attend church for the effect or affect, but rather I want to act, behave, think, and speak as You would expect of me. Mold me Father. Mold me. Amen.

Reflection
Until we speak, think, act, and live our lives like Jesus and as God expects then who can really trust that we are true believers and followers of Christ, and that we walk as Christ does? We must change our ways in order to see change in the world.

Love,

Natasha 

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.27.12

But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. You see that  a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. 

James 2:18, 19, 24, 26 

Pray
Father what can I do today to prove my devotion, faith, and trust in You? What can I do to show my desire to be a committed and righteous follower of Christ and ambassador to and for Your Kingdom? Show me who I can help today, who can I bless through the blessings You have bestowed upon me. Who can I lend a shoulder or ear to in their time of need? I give all thanks to You and Jesus, and in Your names I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Just don’t talk the talk, walk the walk. To receive grace you must give it, to receive favor you must share it, to desire forgiveness you must forgive others, be a helper to receive help in return, and if you want an abundance of blessings you must freely give to others. It’s easy to say, “I’m a Christian. I’m a believer…” but how are you living and who are you following? Are you walking around like Jesus or Judas Iscariot? It takes more courage to walk the walk, and be who you claim to be. Who are you?

Love your sister in Christ,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.26.12

Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. 

Proverbs 12:20  

Pray
Father thank You for another day of life here on Earth. Thank You for the abundance of blessings, those I see and acknowledge, and those that I’m too naive to note. 

Father I pray that You continue to touch my heart, to mold me, and to breathe patience, love, purity, and joy into me. 

For those who would deceive or harm me, let me not stoop to their level, instead let me always raise my head above their dark clouds and step over their pit of drama. Whomever near or far who has evil thoughts against me, disdain for me, or a lack of respect for me, please touch their hearts Father. And touch mine also so that I do not focus and place attention on the qualities they lack, or what they are doing, have done, or could do to me—but rather let me see them as You do–as one of Your children.

Let me seek You in all times, that I might choose to always  walk in peace and not discord. There will always be moments in life that I am tested, tried, and pushed–but in those times please fill my heart with the light of forgiveness so that I do not carry someone else’s burden and make them my own.

In Jesus, the wayshower’s name, I pray to You. Amen.

Reflection
Focus on having a pure heart and mind, and not on what others are doing or not doing. While you pass judgment you leave yourself open and vulnerable to fall into their same pit of despair. Instead by protecting your heart and mind from negativity, evil, and darkness you can then pour an abundance of love on others, even your real or perceived enemies. Let your joy cast out their pain. 

Yes, it is difficult. If it were easy we would all be doing it and there would be no adultery, incest, addiction, murders, rape, abuse, assault, or wars. You have to work each day to be a better person, a better child and ambassador of our heavenly Father Mother. 

Be the example you want to see in others and in the world. 

Don’t lie or cheat because you were lied and cheated on. Don’t be abusive because someone abused you. Don’t steal because you feel robbed and empty. God knows who is faithful, loyal, trusting and trustworthy, loving, and honorable. He also knows who isn’t. 

There is NOTHING He doesn’t know, see, or hear.

Look inside yourself and then pray that the same qualities Jesus possesses are molded into your very essence, so that you can walk through each day more like him. 

Lovingly,

Natasha 

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.25.12

Since you trust in your deeds and riches, you too will be taken captive….

Jeremiah 48:7 

Pray
Father I pray to remain focused; focused on You and focused on being fearless, trustworthy, honest, and loving. It is not my will but Yours that makes all things happen, for You grant me the freedom to make decisions, with the desire that I follow Your path not my own. 

Father I understand that by claiming my success as a product of my own doing, that I am dishonoring You and actually positioning myself for potential failure. I understand that chasing money instead of patiently waiting for Your favor to bring me financial wealth, sets me up for failure and a lack of internal or external wealth. I want my full trust in You, not me or someone else. I want my trust in You to express my understanding that all genuine gifts and blessings can only come from You, and anything else I rebuke. Lovingly I pray for Your continued molding. Amen.

Reflection
Trust in God not humans to love you unconditionally, make a way out of no way, to reveal the truth, to bless you, and to make you a better person. When you focus on “me, myself, and I” and on getting or staying “rich”, then you are actually spiritually bankrupt and risk becoming financially bankrupt. 

Trust God to reveal the truth about yourself and about others, you don’t need to dig or pry, you just need to ask Him. When the truth is revealed you have to choose whether to follow Him to freedom, joy and peace, or choose your own path. Ask God to mold the best of you to the surface so that you can best reflect Him in your daily walk. Ask God to press out and do away with the things about you that aren’t a representation of His goodness. Ask God to bring only good to you and bring out only the good in you.

Love your sister in Christ,

Natasha 

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.24.12

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. 

Psalm 118:9 

Pray
Father I put my trust in You that You will reveal all things, always show me the Truth, always direct my path, never lead me astray or leave me by the side. You have always proven my intuition to be my direct and closest connection to and with You, and the more I rely upon that connection the more You reveal to me. Nothing or no one can be a mystery to me Father because You are the mystery solver, rock turner, eye opener, ceiling crasher…the all in all. For that and more I say thank You and I love You. Humbly I serve You. Amen.

Reflection
Whatever you want revealed to you, whatever truth you want discovered, just pray and put your trust in God to show you fully and expediently. He will always come through for you.

Love,

Natasha  

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.20.12

“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 

Luke 18:17

Pray
Father today I see even more of Your awesomeness through the blessings I have received and those received by others, and in the innocence of children. I want to walk fearlessly through life like a small child. I want to see the world, laugh and play like a child does. I want to embrace love, and embrace my fellow brothers and sisters lovingly like a child…pure and without regret. Show me how Father. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Look in the eyes of a child and then look at your own in the mirror, if you don’t see and feel that joy, purity, authenticity, and sense of being protected– then you need to ask our Heavenly Father to help restore your childlike essence. Once you do, prepare yourself to be amazed!

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